wmii+ruby xlock action

[ link: wmii-xlock-action | tags: wmii ruby desktop | updated: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 21:47:11 ]

I use xscreensaver and like to lock my display when I leave my computer. Here is a snippet from my wmiirc-config.rb file that adds an xlock action to the Alt-a action menu.

    plugin_config["standard:actions"]["internal"].update({
      'xlock' => lambda do |wmii, *args|
            system("xscreensaver-command --lock")
      end
    })

I start my xscreensaver in the .xsession file:

    /usr/bin/xscreensaver -nosplash &

... before launching wmii.

cloning xterms in wmii+ruby

[ link: 20070112131252 | tags: ruby desktop bash wmii | updated: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 21:47:11 ]

I have recently added a few things to by wmii+ruby configuration that I wanted to share. These are:

  • start a program in a given view from bash prompt (authored by Dave O'Neill)
  • start a program in a given view using Alt-Shift-p (authored by Jean Richard)
  • start an xterm in a given view using Alt-Shift-Return
  • cache directory changes in a view, start an xterm in the view's last directory using Alt-Apostrophe

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wmii+ruby talk for OCLUG

[ link: wmii+ruby+oclug | tags: wmii ruby oclug desktop | updated: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 21:47:11 ]

I am giving a quick overview of wmii+ruby later today.

In case anyone is interested here are the relevant links:

Links from presentation:

wmii w/ ruby wmiirc

[ link: wmii-with-ruby | tags: wmii desktop ruby | updated: Tue, 07 Aug 2007 11:30:08 ]

My window managers have changed a few times over the years. I started off with OpenSTEP at Carleton, used that for a year. Then switched to Afterstep, which I used for about 3 years. Next I switched to sawfish/sawmill, and used it for about 4 years. Recently I went through a crisis as sawfish stopped working for me in testing on amd64. I found ion3 to be a nice replacement. I was a happy ion3 user for almost a year and then someone suggested that I try wmii-3.

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